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This distinctive series of ten note cards has been beautifully letterpressed from early 20th century plates in the CANE Copperplate Collection. Printed on Via Vellum Cover with matching envelopes from Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc., these cards make an ideal gift that may be used for informal notes or as framed art.
Letterpress is a craft with a rich history. After the invention of movable type by Johannes Gutenberg of Mainz, Germany, around 1440, letterpress became the most successful method of printing for the next 500 years. In the middle of the 20th century, offset lithography and phototypesetting replaced letterpress as the dominant printing method. however, letterpress printing has seen a revival in recent years. There exist today letterpress printers, working mostly in small shops, whose passion and dedication is unprecedented. They produce letterpress items that are cherished forever. These prints painstakingly produced on old hand-fed presses, are highly valued for their unsurpassed quality.
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This image is taken from a late 20th century engraving of a painting by Ettore Forti. Through a high-quality digital reproduction process, the details of the original engraving have been carefully preserved.
Ettore Forti was an Italian artist and archaeologist, whose work spanned the decades of the late 19th and early 20 centuries. Although we know little about his life, we find a significant number of his paintings used as illustrations in early Latin textbooks. Forti painted genre scenes of Roman life. His paintings were intricate and intriguing, filled with beautiful details of architectural features, furnishings,and costumes. As in the engraving, Forti’s scenes of daily Roman life often captured a moment that was touched with drama or humor.
These note cards, digitally reproduced from the original prints, make an ideal gift for the classicist or lover of antiquity.